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June 2018 Archives

What is the speed limit on California roads?

When you study to take your driver’s exam in California, you memorize the rules of the road, including speed limits in school zones, neighborhoods and highways. Several years later, some of the limits have become ingrained, while others you may not remember at all. There may also be new laws and changes since you initially learned to drive.

What’s the big deal about hydroplaning?

A driver who successfully commutes in the rain may tend to downplay the dangers of hydroplaning. In fact, you may have already experienced a few seconds of hydroplaning and come out fine on the other side. But the hazards are real, and like any dangerous road condition, can cause accidents that result in injuries and death.

What issues do self-driving car makers face?

If you are a resident of California, you may well have seen a self-driving vehicle somewhere on the road in the last couple of years. Certainly the state is one of the key places from where the development of these vehicles is being led. However, you may have your concerns about how safe these cars really are and what issues might be experienced by the companies working to develop and further the technology used in them.

Understanding whiplash from a car crash

Some people in California might be quick to dismiss the concept of whiplash as a serious injury but they should not do this. Whiplash is a real injury that impacts many people and can cause serious pain and reduced functioning. Understanding it is important as it can happen as the result of even a relatively minor accident.

Highlighting the risks posed by eating while driving

You have likely heard enough horror stories told by people in Los Angeles to avoid even considering getting behind the wheel after having been drinking. That same might true of texting or talking on your cell phone while driving. Yet our team here at Pheffer Law can attest to the fact that there are several other distractions that can make you or others dangerous while behind the wheel. What is more, these forms of distraction may present an even greater threat given that they are activities that most would view as being mundane and harmless. 

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